Stronger

WHAT TEAM?

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Sorry, I just had to. Listening to High School Musical soundtracks will do that to ya.

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WILDCATS 

Anyway, today’s post is about strength. What is strength? How do we get it? Where does it come from? Well, I can actually answer all of those questions with one word: Jesus.

What is strength? Well, it’s faith in Jesus. Through him we are strong.

How do we get it? By trusting Him.

Where does it come from? Well, obviously Jesus, since we’re strong through him.

Now that I’ve made that point, let me tell y’all a little story.

There once was a girl. She had, in some people’s mindset, a terrible, terrible life.

But to her, it was all possibilities. When she went through pain, she say it as God’s way of making her stronger. The problem was, though, that no one seemed to see it like that.

Long story short, that girl was always getting pounded with discouragement and bombarded with cruel things.

What did she do?

Well, for a moment she was broken. Completely broken. But then, she laughed. She didn’t know why, but she was flooded with joy. A giggle broke through the tears, like a sun ray on a rainy day. She was warmed to her heart.

But nothing had changed. She was still in a rough position.

What was she to do?

She became stronger.

How? Well, as I said before, through Jesus.

She still was sad at times, but overall she grew to love her life. Her amazing family, her mind-blowingly awesome friends, and her bestest friend Jesus.

Why, you ask? Why in the world would someone be happy in a situation like she was in? All the pain and fear, yet here she is, blogging away about how happy she is.

Because she was stronger.

She was stronger than Satan because God gave her strength.

She pushed passed the fear and questions, and ignored the pain.

Stronger.

WE are stronger. GOD is stronger. Well, we are because he is.

So basically, we are strong through Jesus, and that girl is proof that no matter what, we are stronger.

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Be strong, my friends.

Also, Check out these amazing verses about being stronger ❤

Disney? Yes Please.

Aloha, Disney ohana!

Today’s post is dedicated to…drum roll please…  Disney! 

Ah, Disney.

A thousand truths and lessons animated to perfection.

Seriously though, Disney is one of the foundations of my life. Belle gave me my love for books, Rapunzel my artistic nature, and Ariel my longing to try new things.

And let’s not forget Sebastian…

This guy, er, crab, knows what’s up.

Or the creepy monkey… Rafiki was a gem. xD

#PREACH.

Most people love Disney for the music, animation, or all the princesses. If there’s a prize for rotten judgement…I guess they’ve already one that. #quotingdisneylikeaboss #hercules #meg

But there are a few rare people that see what a gem these films really are. I mean, was Disney painting with the colors of the wind or what?

Agh. Disney.

Literally one of the best things. It’s right up there with chocolate and sunsets.

 

Some people would classify us Disney lovers as strange or childish. But in my opinion, there’s no age limit for imagination.

No matter what, you guys will always be in my heart. ❤

Peace and blessings!

Storm

Oh the weather outside is spooky…all the rain and thunder, it’s scary. But since there’s no place to go, let it storm, let it storm, let it storm!

Ok, that might possibly be the weirdest intro of a blog post yet. But it gets my point across, so work with me here.

So as you may have guessed, it’s storming outside. And I mean STORMING. Thunder, lightning, sirens, the works.

So as I sit here, snuggled up with my cocoa and computer, I thought I would chat with you guys for a while.

I’ll let you know when I figure out how to actually chat on a blog.

For now, I’ll just tell you a little bit about my life at this moment.

Well…Wow haha. Not much, to be honest. The rain feels wonderful, and the smell, OH THE SMELL. It’s heavenly. ❤

Anyway, as I was saying…Life.

Well, I pretty much discovered I’m a cat. Like…literally. Ok, obviously not literally, because cats can’t blog, but you get my point. My nickname is even Cat. And I have the same personality… When people think of me they see “aw cute quiet cuddly adorable!”…then they actually meet me… HI GUYS, I’M NOT NORMAL. BY THE WAY I’M A CAT.

Yeah.

I may or may not have had a little too much sugar…

Which brings me to my next point: SUGAR. All da sugaaaaaarrr.

Seriously. It actually explains a lot, such as the contents of this post. xD

Anyway…let’s try to make up for all of that with some sanity, shall we?

..hm…

That sad moment when you honestly can’t think of anything sane in your life… #wisconsingirlproblems

Hm…

Watch any good TV shows lately?

No?

Ok…

Ooh that reminds me!

S.H.I.E.L.D. Also know as Seriously Happy In Everlasting Love, Duh. (I don’t even want to know where that came from…)

I AM DYING OH MY LORD LOOK AT ELIZABETH AND IAIN AND ADRIANNE AND BRETT OH MY GOODNESS STOP TOO CUTE:

Awww they’re so cute!

Ok, I actually need to stop now. Trust me. You WILL thank me later. If I don’t we might be here all night…

Well, it’s been fabulous talking to all of you!

Thanks for putting up with the ramblings of an artist. *winks*

Peace and blessings!

 

 

 

I’m Finally Doing It

Hey guys,

Yep.

I’m actually going to do it.

I’m going to write about art. Or more specifically, my art. I figured it was time to actually live up to my blog’s name. What’s the point of being called an artist who rambles if you never ramble about art, am I right?

This picture right here is my life. Messy, yet beautiful from a distance. The colors represent different things that happen in my life, some good, and then some bad. At times it can look bad, but I know that once it’s finished, the end result will be beyond anything I ever imagined.

Seriously though.

Art is my life.

I am constantly thinking, “oh, I want to learn how to paint that,” or, “wow, I’m going to sketch that.”

Basically, art is my being. I see everything as something created by God, a piece of his art. Especially things in nature, untouched by man. The tops of the trees in the fall, the sunset, the waves of the ocean. It really moves me.

To me (and Websters dictionary), the definition of art is as follows: the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.

PREACH IT.

But as I was saying, art is truly an amazing thing.

Like I said before…PREACH IT.

I mean, where in the world would we be without art? (No pun intended) I mean…it would be a pretty boring place. In fact, since literally everything is a work of art designed by God, nothing would even exist. THAT’S how important art really is.

But what’s most important is YOUR art. Whether we like it or not, everyone has an inner artist. It might not all be the exact same kind of art, but trust me, it’s in there.

When Calvin gets so deep you wonder if he’s as young as they say he is…

So yeah, even if your art makes no sense, it’s still art. It’s just your way of art, which is the most beautiful thing it can be.

So keep being true to you and your own art. Ignore what others say, and NEVER compare yourself or your work to them. You and your art are both beautiful things! They may seem rough around the edges, but maybe you just aren’t finished yet. There are big plans in store for you, so never give up. You got this, friend. I know you do.

Peace and blessings!

 

Verse of the day: 

Exodus 35:35 ESV:  He has filled them with skill to do every sort of work done by an engraver or by a designer or by an embroiderer in blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen, or by a weaver—by any sort of workman or skilled designer.

See? You ARE an artist. God filled you with many skills! They are what make you you, also known as what makes you beautiful.

 

 

100 Happy Days…?

Hey guys,

Sorry I’ve been dead to the world for over a week… I’ve been busy/sick/busy/sick again/busy some more. My life is pretty crazy this week. And we all know that the crazier life is, the easier it is to be happy. Right?

…Right?

Ok, maybe not, but I was still pretty happy despite what was going on.

Actually, it the little things had the biggest impact on my happy levels (yep, happy levels are a thing). A beautiful sunset, a gorgeous day, a super cute outfit, having a deep conversation about life and the general appeal to love…

Yep, I was pretty happy.

Just kidding about that last one. Although I did have that conversation, it didn’t exactly make me happy. What DID bring a smile to my face were the other things though. There is almost nothing more satisfying than having a good fashion day AND feeling healthy. Seriously, who can be mad then? And then, of course, there’s the weather. It almost seems like the weather is a mirror to my emotions; on a cloudy day I’m tired and “gray”, and on a sunny day I’m happy and…well, sunny.

Also, this music. Oh my gosh. It is so beautiful. It’s a playlist called The Most Beautiful Piano Wedding Music on Spotify, and agghh oh my wordddd it’s amazing!!! *cries* My sister actually played it at her wedding last sunday as a background to the welcome and seating gig.

Speaking of, THE WEDDING.

This was probably one of the most happy moments of my whole life. Seriously. Everyone was wearing beautiful clothes, the bride and groom were both glowing (and I mean RADIENT), and everything went great. There were a few hiccups (ok, a ton), but everyone had a blast! Especially me and my sisters. I’m pretty sure three of us danced for at least an hour straight. xD I also got to know a ton of people, which was awesome! So I obviously had a smile on mu face all the way home, and pretty much until now.

The last thing that made me happy was love. Love is such a beautiful thing. Although it comes in many forms, love is all the same in the end: gantle, patient, kind, and beautiful. There’s the love of humans, and the love of God. The love of humans can be so strong that it binds in ways we can’t imagine, but to think–The love of God is a trillion times stronger! How awesome is that? Totally worth being happy about in my book.

Anyway, I think that’s all for now.

But always remember…

Love you guys!

 

 

100 Happy Days

Hey friends,

So you might have noticed that I didn’t include a specific date in the title. Well, I decided that from now on I’m going to do a lot more collaboration posts. This means that I’ll have two or three “100 Happy Days” in a single post. Today we’re doing days 22, 23, 24, and 25! So let’s get into this.

Day 22: 

Today was my sister Abby’s golden birthday! And because of that, this happy day is dedicated to her. Abby didn’t only make me happy today, but every day since I was brought into this world.

Abby is crazy amazing. She’s stunning, funny, and super enjoyable to be around. In fact, to make this a little easier, I’m just going to show you guys the conclusion of and essay I wrote about her a year ago.

Over the years, Abby and I have grown closer and made many great memories together. Whether they are good or bad, though, we will always hold them in our hearts. It may have been when we got in a massive fight, or when we had an amazing time. Either way, though, we will always treasure each other forever. Abby is a goofy, crazy, and inspiring person. On top of that, she’s lovable, stylish, and fun to hang out with. She has changed my life in so many positive ways, and I am lucky to have her not just as a sister, but as a friend.

Not my best paper ever, but you guys get the picture. Abby makes me happy, angry, sad, and me. And overall, that makes me happy.

Day 23:

Today was a good day. I read literally all day, and that made me really happy. It was raining, and that really helped get me in the cozy-book mood.

So…that basically sums up my day. It was quite uneventful, as you can see.

What made you happy today?

Day 24: 

Today was yet another day of reading… But I did a few other things too. 😉

First, I watched the crazy old Superman episodes with my sister for a while. It was really a throwback…Saturday? Yeah, that works. And I mean the good ones with George Reeves and stuff. I watched these my whole childhood, and it was really fun to start over the show. It was actually sort of my sister’s and my dad’s thing, but I still remember it. That and Time Tunnel. xD

*fans self* 

So yeah…this guy, also known as my childhood, made me smile today.

After that, I…yeah, you guessed it; I read more books. The Christy Miller series, actually. I read six more of the books in it, which totaled in about 800 pages of fine print. xD #bookwormsunited #readingrocks #holla

I think that about sums it up. 🙂 And of course, my friends and family brought lots of smiles and laughter into my day.

What made you happy today? 

Day 25:

Today what made me happy was reading, as usual, and my friends. my two best friends in the world, actually. They’re so different, but I love them both the same. The constantly make my giggle and laugh. I love them so much! They let me send them 6000 pointless messages and don’t even question it. And don’t even get me started on the fangirling…

Speaking of which, another thing that made me happy today was Girl Meets World. THE SHIPNESS. Seriously. Mash and Rucas. #shipitlikefedex

I’m also happy because Jesus, but that’s sorta a 24/7 thing. He’s so amazing and wonderful!

And I think that about wraps up this post… whew! That was a long one. xD

So…Typos aside, I think this one was a success!

Until next time, peace and blessings, friends!

 

100 Happy Days: Day 21

Hey friends,

So today what made me happy was my friend Karissa. It’s her birthday today!

*cheers*

Karissa, thank you for being such a big part in my life. It seems we grow closer every year we get older!

For all of you out there who don’t know Karissa, you’re lucky and not lucky at the same time. Lucky because she’s absolutely insane, but not so much because she’s amazing. Me and her met back when we were four years old, but didn’t even know each other until we were in 4th grade. Even then, we weren’t close until 7th or 8th. It’s crazy, though, because it honestly feels like we have been friends for much longer. She makes me laugh and smile tons, even when she’s not trying. She’s goofy, crazy, fierce, and strong. She talks openly about her faith, and isn’t afraid to show her dedication to Jesus. That’s just one of the many things I admire about her. Love you, Pipes. ❤

The other thing that made me happy was my best friend, Elise. It sometimes amazes me that a crazy shy and awkward girl like me could have such a cool and outgoing bestie. And yet, here we are. Elly, (yes, I actually started calling you that now. Crazy, right?) I love you to the moon and back! *has heart attack* You are one of the things that makes me…well, me. As we celebrate our nine full years of being best friends this September, I hope you realize how special you are to me. (Yes, I counted he years. Long story, but it involved lots of chocolate, a dress, and tons of tinfoil candy wrappers.)

So thank you, Karissa and Elise, for making me happy today!

What made you happy?

Peace and blessings!

Verse of the day: Philippians 1:7 

It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me.